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ASSA ABLOY opens up new doors

ASSA ABLOY opens up new doors

19 Apr 2016

Manchester-based corporate finance company and business sales specialist the Camlee Group today announced the sale of its client, Prima Doors Limited to ASSA ABLOY Limited, much to the delight of its founders, Steve Davies and Anthony Bruce.

Founded in 1991, Prima Doors is the largest independent steel door manufacturer in the UK. A preferred supplier to major blue chip, government and construction clients, their customers include the National Grid, Transport for London, BAA and United Utilities.  Prima Doors manufactures and installs high quality steel hinged door sets, including architectural hardware, vision panels, louvres, over panels and side panels.

ASSA ABLOY Ltd is the UK’s largest lock group, providing security solutions across a range of markets. ASSA ABLOY was formed in 1994 through the merger of ASSA in Sweden and Abloy in Finland. Since then ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company to an international group with around 44,000 employees and annual sales close to SEK 57 billion.

Cameron Varley, Managing Director of the Camlee Group said, “I’m extremely happy that we have been able to facilitate the sale of Prima Doors, to what was always likely to be one of the most interested parties. The negotiation process was long, as was the due diligence exercise, yet both our clients and ASSA ABLOY remained committed to reaching a successful conclusion. I’m sure that Prima Doors will continue on from strength to strength as part of the ASSA ABLOY Group”.

Director of Prima Doors, Steve Davies said, “We’re grateful to Cameron and all of the team at Camlee for their hard work and persistence in bringing this process to a successful conclusion. Their expertise was invaluable throughout the process, but particularly in the latter stages of the deal. We’re sure that the Prima brand will prosper under the leadership of ASSA”.